Access Ribbon there has got to be an easier way

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Ron Weiner

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Jan 29, 2015, 2:43:08 PM1/29/15
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Ok I know I am comming to this party late, but I have finally given up
on Access 2003 compatibility, and have decided to target only Access
2007 and later.

In My old projects I have alwaus used the built in menue system to
provide navigation and control for my users. Al you are all aware that
is no longer an option for Access 2007 and later.

So here I am having to write a ton of more or less hand crafted XML,
and the associated VBA callbacks. It is becomming quite tedious, and
any error at all in the XML causes Access to ignore all of it, and not
render any of the custom ribbon stuff.

Is there an easier way, or am I stuck on this dam thign for another two
days? Back in the "olden days" I could have whipped up the entire menu
system in way less then an hour.

Ron W

Peter Doering

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Feb 2, 2015, 5:19:06 PM2/2/15
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Ron Weiner wrote:

> So here I am having to write a ton of more or less hand crafted XML,
> and the associated VBA callbacks. It is becomming quite tedious, and
> any error at all in the XML causes Access to ignore all of it, and not
> render any of the custom ribbon stuff.

Switch add-in UI errors on, this will give you immediate error messages if
your Ribbon XML won't work. See http://www.accessribbon.de/en/?FAQ 3.

> Is there an easier way, or am I stuck on this dam thign for another two
> days? Back in the "olden days" I could have whipped up the entire menu
> system in way less then an hour.

Ribbon Creator: http://www.ribboncreator2010.de/en/

Peter

Ron Weiner

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Feb 2, 2015, 8:22:25 PM2/2/15
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Peter Doering brought next idea :
Yup, I found the Ribbon Creator, and it definitely gave me a good head
start. I have been working on this part time for a couple days
(between the absolutely gotta' get done stuff) and have fallen into a
good rhythm converting my projects.

I still hate to give up all of the screen real estate that the ribbon
needs, and still prefer the old hierarchal menus, but I guess this is
the cost of progress.

Rdub
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